Monday, June 25, 2012

Call for Submissions for an Anthology of TV Poems: Poets Wear Prada

Post date: Monday, June 25, 2012
Seeking work for an anthology of television poems for Poets Wear Prada, a NJ-based press. We're projecting release in 2013.

There are anthologies of movie poems and music poems. As far as I've been able
to determine, there are no anthologies of poetry about a medium that has affected our language, our perceptions of the world, our politics, our economy, our opinions, and our tastes and interests.

We're seeking poems, prose poems, list poems and catalogues, hybrid forms, etc. about television in all its aspects: network and cable, the sit-coms, the news, the crime and medical dramas, The Sopranos and The Borgias, made-for-TV movies, actors and actres ses, personalities, characters, theme songs, advertisements, and, of course, the medium's history. By personalities, I mean people like Johnny Carson, Dan Rather, Ellen DeGeneres and Bill O'Reilly.

Please send up to three poems, five pages maximum, to (Doc or RTF format only). The deadline is Sept. 30.

Please don't send work on the following topics, as we've already accepted poems covering them: the influence of TV on our lives, Bob Hope, The Tonight Show, the introduction of TV,Pan Am, commercial breaks during televised sports, shampoo commercials, Three's Company, the laugh track, The Prisoner, Jeopardy, The Addams Family, I Love Lucy, the 1984 Apple Super Bowl commercial, My So-Called Life, Star Trek, The Honeymooners, Judge Judy, commercials for laundry detergent, local cable access, Ozzie & Harriet, Jerry Lewis, The Brady Bunch, Ernie Kovacs, the emergency test, Alan Freed's TV show, Puerto Rican soap operas and St. Clare of Assisi (patron saint of television).


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